Project Director

Cory is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, with a B.S. in Environmental Management & Policy, and minors in economics and mathematics. He worked as a Project Coordinator for the UNC Asheville Student Environmental Center, overseeing educational waste-reduction events and coordinating with faculty to improve sustainable resource management. Thereafter, became the Route Assistant at Orange Recycling Services and gained an in-depth understanding of the physical and economic aspects of the recycling industry.

Cory committed to pursue a career in sustainable waste management, which encompasses sustainable behavior, environmental justice, education, and economics. He became the Waste Reduction Intern at UNC Asheville, working to educate peers on waste reduction strategies, perform waste assessments, and develop and maintain the university’s vermicomposting (worm composting) program. In his free time, Cory works to improve his own at-home vermicomposting system, practice the bass guitar, and play ultimate frisbee.


Judi Gregory, owner of Go2Zero Strategies, LLC, has worked in the recycling & solid waste management field for over 30 years. In 2013, Go2Zero was awarded Small Business of the Year by the California Small Business Administration. Senator Portantino’s Office recognized Judi as a 2018 Woman in Business Honoree in Environment & Sustainability.

Her experience includes work in various industry sectors with a strong focus in solid waste operations, Zero Waste planning, and educational design and development. Judi has an extensive background in operations and management of waste hauling and recycling firms, and from 1998 through 2012 owned a Los Angeles-based hauling firm, Global Waste Recycling. She built recycling programs at some of the world's largest movie studios, including Paramount, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Warner. From 2005 through 2013, Judi served as the Interim Executive Director and Certification Manager for the California Resource Recovery Association.

See Judi as the first guest on "Talking Trash & Recycling" with Lori Alvarez!

Talking Trash & Recycling with Judi Gregory - Zero Waste Director
Project Director

Kim Braun joins Go2Zero as a Project Director, bringing more than 30 years of experience in Waste Management & Environmental Sustainability. Until her retirement from public service in December 2021, Kim was the Environmental Programs & Operations Manager for Culver City, CA, responsible for managing the trash, recycling, and organic waste collection operations for all of the city's residential and commercial businesses.

Kim implemented the organics waste collections program to include food waste for all single family residents and commercial businesses to comply with both SB 1826 and SB 1383 regulations. She also implemented a food recovery program with the Culver City School District.

Kim is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America, the California Resource Recovery Association; the California Product Stewardship Council and the American Public Works Association. She received her Masters from American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington D.C. and her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

Manager of Educational Programs

Jill Donello partners with organizations to analyze systems, processes and people to increase efficiency and reduce waste through system redesign, training, education and change management programs.  Jill has more than 20 years of experience in the design and delivery of content-live, filmed, written, and animated to diverse audiences in multiple industries.

At GreenEducation.US, Jill brings new sustainability professionals together with industry experts in waste reduction and business redesign to create a training ground for those who wish to lead the Zero Waste economy in the future. Through education, application, and implementation, GreenEducation.US guides students and partnering organizations to achieve Zero Waste goals. Jill became one of the first certified TRUE Advisors through GCBI.

Education & Outreach
Farm & Garden Program Manager

Erin Harris is a certified Master Gardener through the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension. She maintains her status by volunteering at school and community gardens for 25 hours per year in addition to 12 hours per year of continuing education.

As a Master Gardener, Erin has planted, maintained and harvested dozens of gardens throughout Los Angeles County, on behalf of Heart Beet Gardening, Grant Elementary School, Palos Verdes School Gardens, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Lawndale School District, and Netiya. Her passion for the last seven years has been garden education, and she has developed garden curriculum tailored to students of all ages, placing an emphasis on practical skills, healthy food preparation, and composting organic waste. As part of the LA County Smart Gardening program, Erin teaches residents throughout the greater Los Angeles area about the importance of reducing food waste, composting, and employing the principles of organic and regenerative gardening.

Training & Administrative Supervisor

Ana L. Garcia has worked with low income families and communities for more 15 years in the nonprofit sector. She began as an Outreach Specialist, in the East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights communities as well as in other underserved communities in the greater Los Angeles area. Her experience includes outreach/community canvassing, community liaison, program and events coordinating, and conducting presentations and orientations, counselor for at-risk youth and a FamilySource Center coordinator.

As an Outreach Specialist, Ana worked at the front lines to assist families and communities with housing, food banks, clothing, application assistance for Medi-Cal, CalWorks, CalFresh, and Metro Bus coupons. She has also assisted youth engagement in their communities as part of a counseling program that included beautification projects, mural painting, and youth-on-youth mentorships.

Having served as a Zero Waste Associate, Ana is currently our Training & Administrative Supervisor. She knows how to relate, build rapport with customers, and show care for all those she serves. 

Waste Assessments
Zero Waste Supervisor

Cyrus Javaheri is the Project Lead in downtown Los Angeles as part of the recycLA program. He oversees the Go2Zero recycLA team in continuing with the education and outreach to the businesses in the area and assists with reducing their waste and footprint on our planet. He and his team are currently the face of recycLA within downtown Los Angeles’s business community, helping them maintain compliance with all California state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826.

Cyrus has decades of experience in customer service and people relations. He has been a banker, educator, construction project manager, and a Zero Waste Specialist. He is an educator at heart and in every career, his focus has always been to steer students and clients to do the right thing for humanity and the environment. Cyrus holds a BA in philosophy with a minor in mathematics from California State University Northridge, and an MA in educational administration with school leadership from California State University Los Angeles.

Communications Lead

Myrna Gold has communications experience across numerous industries, including public health, technology, and publishing, and has worked in public (federal, state, and local), commercial, and non-profit sectors. Myrna develops content for marketing programs of Go2Zero and GreenEducation.US. She provides research, writing, social media campaigns, and strategic communications consulting. She is a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional, CSRMP.

Community Support
Compliance Lead

Nicole Hernandez, Zero Waste Associate, has worked in food waste recycling and solid waste management for the past year. Her experience consists of providing solutions to organic waste diversion in service of residences, commercial businesses, and special events.

In 2018, she assisted in establishing the standard operating procedures for organics waste management at a major athletic stadium, which held large-scale events for up to 100,000 attendees. During this time, Nicole has hosted a number of community sustainability events for which she provided education and ou­­­treach materials regarding California State legislation AB 1826 and SB 1383. Additionally, Nicole is proficient in various methods of food waste recycling and has provided leadership and instruction at multiple composting workshops.

Waste Sort & Zero Waste Outreach Lead

Elsie Lopez is a Waste Sort & Zero Waste Outreach Lead with more than three years of progressive experience in Zero Waste + Sustainability. She has engaged in hundreds of waste characterization studies and sorts for multiple clients, including but not limited to, the City of Glendale, CA; the University of Southern California; the recycLA Franchise Program for the City of Los Angeles, CA; and Petco Park.

Prior to joining Go2Zero, Elsie attended the School of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, majoring in Food Marketing. A strength that she brings to our team and clients includes experience in community outreach, which spans direct contact, event planning, event execution, social media, and correspondence. Elsie also is skilled in account management having worked as an educational admissions liaison to ensure parents/caregivers had accurate information and support for student enrollment. Elsie volunteers with Students Run LA, a non-profit organization that engages her mentorship skills in helping students increase individual responsibility, discipline, and goal setting via completion of the Los Angeles Marathon.

Elsie is a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional via San Jose State University.

Zero Waste Associate

Edgar Villasenor has more than 13 years of customer service experience, spanning from food service to grocery service. His waste reduction work began in 2017 as a crew member at a local Trader Joe's grocery store. There he took a leading role in the newly implemented organics composting program. This included monitoring the amount of organic waste being produced and educating order writers on how to reduce organic waste. This helped him obtain his position at Go2Zero Strategies.

Edgar is part of multiple projects for waste reduction and sustainability practices. He has managed successfully to educate clients around Downtown Los Angeles on proper waste management, and to identify their compliance with state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826. He provides assistance on reducing waste in a number of Vallarta supermarkets via waste assessments. Edgar also plays a key role in educating residents of Los Angeles County on sustainable and ethical home garden practices.

Zero Waste Associate

Jonathan Caplan has joined Go2Zero as a Zero Waste Associate after multiple years of working and volunteering in Zero Waste. Jonathan worked as an instructor with Sustainable Works, teaching its Green Living workshops to students and residents of Santa Monica. He has served as a Zero Waste specialist at numerous events, including GreenFest LA, Lightning in a Bottle, and the ESPY Awards. Jonathan also performed waste audits for Los Angeles County. For the entertainment company EcoSet, he worked alongside food catering and craft services to compost organics and donate surplus food for distribution to the hungry. He helped set and art departments to rehome pieces and unused materials.

Jonathan takes simple, personal actions to live a Zero Waste life, including the use of his reusable stainless steel water bottle, a foldable food-grade silicone container, and a foldable steel fork – items that he carries in his bag wherever he goes.

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Zero Waste Associate

Brennah Pohlmann Moellendorf is a Zero Waste Specialist with strengths in project coordination. Experienced in data analysis, she identifies and reaches out to organizations to help them access opportunities to reduce food waste and improve their recycling efforts. Brennah has developed assessment and outreach plans for hundreds of educational agencies, and conducted in-person visits at school sites, businesses, and residences to assess their waste and recycling, including assessing their compliance with AB 827, SB 1383, and AB 341. A talented communicator, she also brings her background in public relations to develop educational materials that inform schools and communities about how to meet the requirements of SB 1383 by improving their own plans for on-site composting and food recovery. 

Prior to joining Go2Zero, Brennah served a term with Americorps, where she completed the California Climate Action Corp Fellowship and was certified as a Climate Steward and California Naturalist through the Naturalist Program of UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources.  A veteran of several internships in public relations, marketing, and communications, Brennah earned her undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton and an associate of arts degree from Pasadena City College.

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Data Analyst

Robert Reynolds serves Go2Zero as a data analyst. He works alongside our technology partners to study, interpret, and provide information that helps clients improve their waste management and recycling processes and practices. Robert provides support at weekly food distribution events for Grow2Zero FARMS in Long Beach and he has also provided education & outreach support at live, free workshops for the Smart Gardening program of Los Angeles County. 

Prior to joining Go2Zero, Robert worked in the retail grocery industry for more than 7 years, progressively growing from customer service positions into accounting & finance, and then as a leader in personnel supervision/management. He is a strong and adaptive self learner, always seeking to expand his skills in computing, technology, and coding. Away from work, Robert enjoys gaming and Internet culture.

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